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Distinguished Mentors

Larry Schmakel, DDS :

Larry Schmakel, DDS

Dr. Lawrence Schmakel maintains a general practice in Sylvania, OH with a broad spectrum of services which include Total Facial Esthetics,  TMD and Sleep Apnea, Implants, Invisalign, Cerec and BioLase Technology. He graduated from The Ohio State University and has attended all the Continuum’s at the LD Pankey Institute.  He received his Fellowship Award from the AGD in 1991.

Dr. Schmakel is a member of many dental organizations, including the Toledo Dental Society, (where he is currently Secretary-Treasurer and will be president in 2018), the Chicago Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, (where he received the Fellowship Award in 1991), the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Ohio Dental Association, the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), where he currently serves as both an Implant Director and Mentor, CerecDoctors.com, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, (AADSM),  He’s also a past Advisor to the Ohio Dental Association for Sports Dentistry and a past spokesman for the Ohio Dental Association.

He is also on the Board of Advisors at Owens Community College for both their Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting and EFDA Programs.

Dr. Schmakel also takes care of the annual dental exams for the Detroit Tigers, and is the Team Dentist for the Student Athletes at the University of Toledo.

Dr. Schmakel reports no conflicts of interest.

Tom Streko, DMD :

Tom Streko, DMD

Dr. Thomas C Streko is a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, with a degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology. He received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has made a career of continuing education and has developed expertise in all aspects of dentistry emphasizing on implant placement, surgical procedures, and complete rehabilitation of the dentition. Using advanced concepts in general dentistry, Dr Streko delivers the highest quality of comprehensive dentistry in addition to TMJ therapy, Ozone dentistry and dental facial esthetics with Botox and dermal fillers.

Dr. Streko reports no conflicts of interest.

Linda Gordon, ACNP, BC, DNP :

Linda Gordon, ACNP, BC, DNP

Linda Gordon is a graduate of  the University of Pittsburgh Doctor of Nursing Practice with dual certifications in Acute Care as well as Adult Care. Linda is board certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Wellness and Therapeutic Lifestyle interventions centered around cardiovascular health have been a core focus of her practice. The addition of esthetics was a natural fit. Patients who feel good about their appearance tend to take better care of their total health. The AAFE has been a wonderful organization providing on going education and valuable forums for discussion in her practice development.

Jessica Bishop, DDS :

Jessica Bishop, DDS

Dr. Jessica Bishop graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Molecular Biology with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. She then attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University Of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 2000. She opened her current practice in Chapel Hill in 2000. Her affiliations include the American Dental Association, Dental Foundation of NC, NC Dental Society, Association of Women Dentists, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Hundreds of hours of continuing education have been completed in the areas of Invisalign, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and pharmacology.

Dr. Bishop reports no conflicts of interest.

Ira Bernstein : DMD, FAGD

Ira Bernstein
DMD, FAGD

Dr. Ira M. Bernstein has been a general dentist for over 35 years. He trained under one of the early pioneers in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders and was an associate in his New York City practice for several years. Dr. Bernstein has done research, authored, and published papers on Cosmetic Dentistry and Temporomandbular Disorders in national and international dental journals. He holds a U.S. Patent for an invention used to help treat TMD patients. Dr. Bernstein has attained Diplomate status in several professional groups and has achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).

Dr. Bernstein reports no conflicts of interest.

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